A mock-up of the World Cup is seen at a shop in Souk Waqif in Doha, Qatar. The 2022 edition of the tournament has been marred by endless controversy. Photo: Reuters
Patrick Blennerhassett
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Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Fifa 2022 World Cup: Qatar is a bust, and we’re still four years away from the kick-off

  • Controversies and negative press continue to pile on the tiny Middle Eastern nation
  • Would Fifa consider stripping Qatar of the tournament, or are they too deep in to turn back?

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A mock-up of the World Cup is seen at a shop in Souk Waqif in Doha, Qatar. The 2022 edition of the tournament has been marred by endless controversy. Photo: Reuters
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. His work has been published in The Guardian, Reader's Digest, The Globe & Mail, Business Insider, MSN and his commentary has appeared on the BBC and the CBC.